Russia 1734 ruble Dav-1671
This specimen was lot 33658 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "Anna Rouble 1734 XF Details (Environmental Damage) NGC, Kadashevsky mint. A scarcer Rouble type with "X" on reverse eagle's tail. Some darker areas suggesting this coin spent some time in the ground. From the Jamestown Collection." The coinage of Russia of the eighteenth century is a confusing and fascinating subject. Many ruble types were issued only briefly and can be dated even if they don't bear dates. This type, issued 1733-34, is priced quite a bit lower than previous issues of Peter I, Catherine I and Peter II. The rubles of Peter II were about 28 grams but this type seems to be only 26 grams.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25.85 g, .802 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 192.2, Dav-1671.
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